Professional Development and Assistive Technology

  1. Gillian Smith & Greg O'Connor (2008) Providing teacher professional development to support the implementation of Clicker 5. Presentation at the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2008, Gold Coast Australia.


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Professional Development and Assistive Technology References

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Professional Development and Teching, Professional Development and ICT, and Pedagogy References

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